News tagged with power plants

Ordinary materials, fantastic opportunities

For Michael Demkowicz, some of the greatest scientific mysteries and major engineering opportunities lie in everyday materials. "Structural materials are sometimes seen as low-tech," he says. "Who thinks ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Simulation models optimize water power

The Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest offers great potential for water power; hydroelectric power stations there generate over 20 000 megawatts already. Now a simulation model will help optimize the operation ...

Jul 31, 2014
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Soaking up the sun

When it comes to solar power, it's a case of the more blue the better according to Victoria University of Wellington researcher Dr Jonathan Halpert.

Jun 26, 2014
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